Location: Main market, Molo.
Years in Operation: 10 Years.
Amount needed: $250.
Rosemary Wambui is a very aggressive and focused business woman whose goal is to grow, create employment and improve the living standards of her family. Despite living in Elburgon, a town 12 kilometers from Molo, she has set shop in Molo’s main market selling a wide variety of clothes for men, women and children. ” I sell the best quality new clothes around here.” she says proudly. True to her words, her shop is the busiest on her side of the market.
The mother of five children, 3 school going ,has been selling new clothes for the last ten years. Her business and her client list have grown steadily over these years. She has two outlets in Elburgon where she has created employment for two people who help to run it while she sells in the Molo outlet. She is most passionate about the Molo town shop for it is the most profitable and has the most loyal customers despite the stiff competition she faces from other boutiques.
Every fortnight, and at other times as demand dictates, she travels to Kamukunji and Eastleigh in Nairobi to bring in new stock. Most times she travels with a list of orders from her customers especially men whose clothes she doesn’t stock as much as she does for her female customers. She is eager to please her customers and attract new ones hence the close relationship she keeps with her suppliers who alert her any time they have new styles and trends in stock.
She is seeking $250 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to be able to bring in new stock; dresses, shoes, jewellery, warm wear and umbrellas. The mentioned are what her customers are currently demanding and she aims to meet their demand to increase sales.